April 25, 2013 8:34 PM
There's a new war on drugs happening across the nation and right here in Colorado.
Illegal narcotics are being bought and sold on the black market, then delivered right to your door step. What's even scarier is that these sites are now targeting teenagers.
They are set up... more »
October 31, 2012 12:27 AM
A stand off in Colorado Springs Tuesday evening ended with a man in custody, even though he was found a long way from the house that officers had surrounded.
The police used dogs, a robot, the SWAT team, and even a flash grenade to try and encourage 29-year-old Gregory... more »
September 2, 2012 12:37 AM
Colorado Springs Police Department's Metro Vice, Narcotics, & Intel Division conducted a major prostitution bust Friday night in Colorado Springs.
Eight people were arrested at the intersection of Bijou St. and Bonfoy Ave., allegedly for involvement in prostitution. The police report says an investigation was launched after receiving numerous... more »
June 6, 2012 8:34 PM
It was a disturbing new way of committing a common crime; the suspect allegedly doused his victims in lighter fluid and threatened to set them on fire if they didn't open the cash registers.
That suspect, 51 year-old Dwight Davis, was arrested last month on a slew of burglary... more »
May 3, 2012 7:54 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - Federal prosecutors want to hold on to $180,000 in cash that was discovered in the luggage of a Boston man who died of a heart attack after getting off an Amtrak train in New York. William Coyman died in August after collapsing at New York's Pennsylvania... more »
April 26, 2012 8:53 PM
There's a push to crack down on deaths from drug overdoses, and the hidden killers could be in your medicine cabinet. A majority of new abusers of pain killers got the drugs from friends or family.
The survey from the Office of National Drug Control Policy shows 68% of... more »
April 25, 2012 7:50 PM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) - The Air Force Academy says at least seven cadets who were investigated after reports of cadets using banned substances are being disciplined. The investigation was announced in January and has since grown to include 31 cadets. The academy said Wednesday that so far three... more »
April 21, 2012 11:42 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Newly obtained data shows that the U.S. Army has investigated 56 soldiers in Afghanistan over the last two years on suspicion of using or distributing heroin, morphine or other drugs. During that time, eight soldiers died of drug overdoses. While the cases represent just a slice of... more »
April 6, 2012 6:41 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A leader of an international heroin smuggling ring that ran large amounts of drugs from Ghana through Dulles International Airport in northern Virginia is facing at least 10 years in prison. Sixty-two-year-old Edward Macauley was arrested in his home country of Ghana last year and extradited... more »
February 21, 2012 6:41 AM
DENVER (AP) - Selling or manufacturing synthetic drugs known as "bath salts" would be illegal in Colorado under a bill in consideration at the state Legislature.
Lawmakers will hear a proposal Tuesday that would make it a felony with a civil penalty of up to $500,000 for distributing or... more »
February 19, 2012 12:22 AM
Police are looking for a man who attacked and robbed a pizza delivery person last night in the 2900 block of East Fountain Blvd. The driver was walking back to his vehicle when he was knocked to the ground and robbed.
The attack is raising questions about the unknown... more »
January 31, 2012 9:59 AM
A man is hospitalized after an overnight auto/pedestrian accident in the 1100 block of Hwy 50 Frontage Rd in Pueblo.
Police say the victim suffered serious injuries and was transported to Parkview hospital.
The accident is under investigation. Alcohol and drugs are considered factors in the investigation.
... more »
January 15, 2012 12:19 PM
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say Pueblo businesses and individuals have already been hit 12 times by robbers this year, and four of the victims were banks. The Pueblo Chieftain reports that the other victims were three convenience stores, two fast-foot restaurants, a music store and two individuals. Three men... more »
January 3, 2012 11:21 PM
A Colorado Springs couple is behind bars tonight. This after investigators found what basically amounts to an illegal drug store inside their apartment. Peter Mattaroo and Kristine Bauer are the two investigators believe ran the drug business inside their apartment on Lionstone Drive near Platte and Murray. Through various tips... more »
December 15, 2011 12:18 AM
Teen habits towards alcohol, tobacco, and drugs are taking dramatic changes.
"We are seeing significant decrease in alcohol drinking behaviors since 1996 when it was very high," says Dr. Nora Volkow of the National Institute of Health.
The annual study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows... more »
October 8, 2011 10:28 AM
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A 50-year-old nursing home resident is in jail after staff members found a canister of cocaine hidden in an air vent in his room.
The Pueblo Chieftain reports Marlin Hosey Rollins was arrested Tuesday at Trinity Life Gardens Assisted Living.
Police had gone to... more »
September 8, 2011 8:01 PM
Six people are in custody because of a drug bust by the DEA around 1 p.m. today, but the DEA is not sure if all will be charged, as the investigation is in its early stages and still ongoing.
Agents raided multiple locations across Colorado Springs.
One of the... more »
September 8, 2011 4:41 PM
DEA, along with several Colorado Springs and Pueblo law enforcement agencies, as well as the K9 unit, confiscated between three and four pounds of methamphetamines and a large amount of cash from an apartment complex on the 800 block of Circle Drive around 1pm this afternoon.
A DEA agent... more »
September 6, 2011 8:45 AM
Three men are facing charges, after colorado springs police say they found drugs and a stolen gun in their car.
Colorado Springs Police say the vehicle was parked in Cottonwood Creek Park after hours yesterday morning.
When police investigated, they found three men, and three underage girls. All... more »
August 26, 2011 3:08 PM
A Pueblo County Sheriff's Officer stopped a vehicle on a traffic violation Wednesday afternoon and found several pounds of methamphetamine inside.
The stop happened about 20 miles south of Pueblo on I-25. With the help of a K-9 dog, officers found a compartment that contained approximately 9 and a... more »
August 20, 2011 12:28 AM
A news study says "weight" is the more difficult conversation for parents to have with their kids; tougher than sex, drugs, and alcohol.
The information comes from the "Raising Fit Kids" national study, where more than 2,200 parents and children were surveyed on their opinions and perspectives on weight... more »
August 7, 2011 4:15 PM
MIAMI (AP) - Grammy-winning OutKast rapper Big Boi has been arrested in Miami for possession of drugs including ecstasy and Viagra pills.
The rapper, whose real name is Antwan Patton, was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia... more »
August 4, 2011 11:38 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration says it has good news for seniors: The average monthly premium for Medicare's popular prescription plan won't go up next year. Medicare will share in the bonanza as a number of top-selling brand name drugs get generic competition. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen... more »
June 30, 2011 5:55 PM
As 65-year-old John Murphy strolls along one of Colorado's many scenic and well-hidden trails he reminisces ,"I got my diagnosis when the humming birds left and that was the last time I thought I'd see ‘em ."
With his well worn walking stick in hand and is faithful dog,... more »
June 4, 2011 3:26 PM
CHICAGO (AP) - Millions of women at high risk of breast cancer because of genes, family history or other reasons have a new option for preventing the disease.
A big study finds that a drug cut the risk of developing breast cancer by more than half in women who were... more »
May 22, 2011 10:48 AM
Shortly before 4:00a.m. Sunday morning a lone male walked into the Walgreens store at 920 N. Circle Drive and jumped the pharmacy counter demanding prescription medications while brandishing a hand gun. Before officers could arrive, the gun man fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of drugs. While officers gathered... more »
April 25, 2011 6:38 PM
The Drug Enforcement Administration will coordinate a one-day Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative this week. This is a statewide event and will provide an opportunity for the public to surrender pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement for destruction.
The event will operate from 10:00 a.m. to... more »
April 17, 2011 11:10 AM
Colorado Springs Police Department, Metro Vice and Narcotics Unit spokespersons have released a statement detailing a month long investigation. On Friday April 15th, VNI detectives concluded their investigation with a drug buy sting and search warrants that led to the arrest of three suspects involved in distribution of Crack Cocaine... more »
April 12, 2011 2:04 PM
On April 30 the Teller County Sheriff's Office will participate in the "National Pharmaceutical Drug Take Back Event."
This event is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration and is designed to get unused and unwanted prescription drugs out of people's homes.
Unwanted drugs can be dropped off from... more »
February 7, 2011 8:29 PM
Safe 2 Tell, a popular school resource designed to keep your students safe may hit the financial chopping block. The program has been in Colorado schools since 2004. Through its website, phone number and text system, students can anonymously report problems at school ranging from bullying and drug use to... more »
February 2, 2011 8:29 AM
The El Paso Board of County Commissioners reports approximately 10,000 citizens have participated in a prescription drug discount program. They've bought nearly 23,000 prescriptions at a savings of more than $250,000. The average, reported savings of these medications compared to the retail price was 23 percent, according to the report.... more »
January 24, 2011 7:39 AM
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (AP) - Remnants of a suspected meth lab prompted the evacuation of rooms at a suburban Denver hotel.
Wheat Ridge Police spokeswoman Lisa Stigall says a maid entering at a room at a Ramada Inn near Interstate 70 discovered chemicals and paraphernalia. Responding officers noticed a... more »
January 7, 2011 10:33 AM
Colorado Springs Police tell NewsFirst5 that alert citizens reported activity deemed suspicious in the Shadowglen area of Colorado Springs which is located near N. Academy and Flintridge Drive. Officers were alerted by citizens who witnessed two suspects in a Honda Civic access private mailboxes and leave.
Following the report... more »
December 13, 2010 2:55 PM
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has named a suspect in a robbery that happened at a Walgreens in Security a week ago.
The suspect had said he had a gun and demanded drugs.
The suspect is now believed to be Joseph Watson, 19, from the Pueblo area.... more »
November 19, 2010 5:28 PM
Pueblo County Sheriff's Officers stopped a vehicle on a traffic violation on I-25 near 13th Street in Pueblo Wednesday and eventually discovered drugs in the car.
The driver was identified as Mario Hernandez-Dominguez, 29. Officers found meth and cocaine and $1,100 in cash. Later at a search of his... more »
November 10, 2010 2:33 PM
The Drug Enforcement Administration says there is an international extortion scam operating, which may victimize unknowing Americans.
Criminals are posing as DEA agents or other law enforcement personnel. They call a victim, who in most cases has previously bought drugs over the Internet or by phone, and tell that... more »
October 22, 2010 8:39 AM
BEVERLY HILLS (AP) - Lindsay Lohan is due back in a Beverly Hills courtroom to face a judge who could send her back to jail or rehab for a failed drug test. A judge has scheduled a hearing Friday to formally determine whether the actress violated her probation with a... more »
October 20, 2010 6:58 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The Drug Enforcement Administration says officers arrested 29 people and seized $1.4 million in Colorado Springs from an operation accused of smuggling drugs from Mexico.
Federal officials say the arrests are part of a nationwide investigation dubbed "Project Deliverance," which targets U.S.-based cells suspected... more »
October 18, 2010 10:38 PM
An Oklahoma man is not currently facing charges for threatening to kill Colorado Springs Police officers. It's a bizarre turn of events that has put John Patrick Winkler, 43, in the El Paso County Jail on drug charges. On the afternoon of October 12, a 20-year-old man named John Reed... more »
September 27, 2010 2:55 PM
Nine people have been indicted for smuggling methamphetamine into Denver and northern Colorado inside functioning car batteries.
Among those indicted were Gabriel Farias-Chavez, 27, and Ramon Chavez, 30. This drug ring was suspected of moving up to 50 pounds of meth per month into the Denver metro area and... more »
September 22, 2010 1:04 PM
U.S. government health regulators have approved the first pill to treat the underlying causes of multiple sclerosis, a debilitating nervous system disorder that has traditionally been treated with injectable drugs.
The Food and Drug Administration approved Swiss drugmaker Novartis' treatment Gilenya to reduce relapses in patients with multiple sclerosis,... more »
September 8, 2010 9:56 AM
Authorities are investigating a shooting at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
CSU says a man was shot in the arm early Wednesday morning after being approached by a teen or young man for drugs. The victim isn't a student. He drove to Broomfield after the shooting and reported... more »
September 3, 2010 9:15 AM
A new study suggests that people who take bone-strengthening drugs for several years may have a slightly higher risk of throat cancer.
The findings contradict another recent study that used the same database of 80,000 patients. It concluded that there was no link between drugs to prevent or treat... more »
August 26, 2010 10:22 AM
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in northern El Paso County Friday night.
Deputies will begin screening drivers at 7:30 p.m. Anyone suspected of driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs will be put through sobriety maneuvers.
The checkpoint will remain... more »
August 25, 2010 8:05 PM
Kevin Loveall's problems started at an early age. "For 34 years I drank. I just never was serious about staying sober and getting help." he explains, dressed in his green inmate uniform, "I wound up homeless and I wound up here." He's talking about the El Paso County Detox Center.... more »
August 24, 2010 8:42 AM
Police say the wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs in New York's Hudson Valley.
The arrest comes one month after Mary Kennedy's license was suspended following her guilty plea to driving while impaired by alcohol.
State police say... more »
July 22, 2010 1:03 PM
The owner of a medical marijuana dispensary plans to sue Colorado Springs police, alleging they seized $13,000 in profits from his car.
Doctor's Orders co-owner Robert Pooler has filed a notice of his intent to sue. He plans to seek $120,000 in damages. Pooler says police searched his car... more »
July 21, 2010 11:21 AM
Here's what I'm working on today. A new internet craze could be leading your children down a dangerous path. It's called i-dosing. Kids are going online and downloading audio files that claim to alter your mood--the same way you might feel if you used prescription medication or illegal drugs.
... more »
July 19, 2010 8:10 PM
Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. is stopping tests of an experimental drug for two types of pain at the request of federal regulators.
Pfizer was testing tanezumab in patients with chronic low back pain and with painful nerve damage from diabetes complications.
The move comes four weeks after Pfizer halted... more »
July 16, 2010 2:45 PM
Federal health scientists say follow-up studies of the breast cancer drug Avastin show it did not slow tumor growth to the same degree as reported in earlier studies or extend patient lives.
The Food and Drug Administration gave Roche's blockbuster drug conditional approval two years ago based on early-stage... more »
July 12, 2010 9:17 AM
Scientists are reporting advances in detecting and predicting Alzheimer's disease at a conference in Honolulu this week. There are better brain scans to spot signs of the mind-robbing illness, and more genes that affect risk.
Studies show that getting enough exercise and vitamin D may lower your chances of... more »
June 1, 2010 1:58 PM
Congressional Democrats are investigating an alleged phantom recall by Johnson & Johnson, in which the company hired a contractor to buy up defective painkillers instead of issuing an immediate recall.
The company's handling of problems with its Motrin tablets came to light last week at a Congressional hearing to... more »
May 24, 2010 1:41 PM
Lindsay Lohan has lost a bid to ease restrictions involving drug and alcohol testing so she can attend a film shoot in Texas.
The actress, wearing a dark gray suit, appeared somber and concerned Monday in a Beverly Hills courtroom when she conferred with her lawyer about the plan... more »
May 24, 2010 8:14 AM
Police say the husband of deceased actress Brittany Murphy has been found dead, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Sgt. Louie Lozano of the Los Angeles Police Department tells the paper that screenwriter Simon Monjack was found dead Sunday night at his home in the Hollywood Hills. Lozano says... more »
May 19, 2010 10:18 AM
Coroner's officials say a Colorado State University student who died from a drug and alcohol overdose had a blood alcohol level of .212, more than double the legal limit to drive.
Twenty-year-old John Hunter Hauck is the son of former Boulder District Attorney Alex Hunter, who was the first... more »
May 14, 2010 8:14 AM
Forty years and $1 trillion later, the U.S. drug czar says the war on drugs hasn't been successful.
Gil Kerlikowske says that, if anything, the concern about drugs and drug problems has "magnified, intensified."
President Barack Obama this week announced a new policy to treat drug use as... more »
May 10, 2010 8:44 AM
A surprising new study finds that the cost of treating cancer in the United States nearly doubled over the past two decades. But expensive cancer drugs may not be the main reason why.
The study found that rising costs may have been driven more by the growing number of... more »
May 3, 2010 10:47 AM
Michael Douglas describes his son's five-year sentence for dealing drugs as "adequate" and believes it could be a lifesaver. On NBC's "Today" on Monday, Douglas expressed hope that incarceration would give 31-year-old Cameron Douglas the time he needs to kick the drug habit that has plagued him since he was... more »
April 28, 2010 6:46 PM
Brazil's top appeals court has ruled that the patent on Viagra expires next month in the South American nation, a year earlier than argued by the manufacturer.
That means other companies can begin making generic versions of the erectile dysfunction drug in June. Pfizer Inc., which holds the patent,... more »
April 27, 2010 10:43 AM
Windsor High School officials are considering whether to use random alcohol and drug testing to cut abuse by students. A meeting was planned on the proposal at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school's cafeteria. School district officials say they've been exploring the idea for the last two years and... more »